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SFGTV
Mar 3, 2011 8:00pm PST
lee see some of the facilities that will be hosting the america's cup. we wanted to take this opportunity after having initially briefed mayor lee on the america's cup and having him have the opportunity to actually kind of see first hand some of the venues and the real opportunities of what the america's cup is going to bring to san francisco. we are going to hear from the -- representatives from the entire americas cup family and those folks that were responsible for helping to bring this event here. without further ado, mayor lee. [applause] mayor lee: good morning, everyone. just walking through the peers with members of the port. i can not only say that not only did we make the right decision, the world has made the right decision. this is one of the most beautiful places on our -- earth that this 34th america's cup could possibly be. when you look out today, you'll get a glimpse of what millions of other people and viewers and visitors will see in 2013. my first thought was to let you know that this was a very high priority for me. many of you know i was not here de
SFGTV
Mar 21, 2011 12:00am PDT
of the california environmental quality act and certifies the eir, this could be a venue site for the america's cup. they have tenants in all of those facilities who would be impacted by this. we are obviously very concerned about our tenants. the port has provided and will continue to provide regular updates to their tenants about information in the public records to make sure that they are aware of a host of thing you agreements. the staff has started out reached to those tenants to offer one-on-one meetings to give that information. a number of other city agencies, treasure island development authority, the redevelopment agency has experience with this kind of tenant relocation effort. if see what is approved, we would seek their advice as well. -- if seek whaceqa bid is approe would seek their advice. after the final eir is certified, the port would identify the available space and the tenants' needs. also the types of space that is available both on pork property and the private-sector turned to we currently don't have sufficient vacancies for all the tenants that would be impacted by this. an
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 3:08pm PST
, and i have to tell you, it is going to be an amazing spot to watch anything related to the america's cup, so i think they will do very well. but if you get a chance to get in and see it, it is worth seeing. wonderful. very proud, and congratulations to them from all of us. later this week on thursday is the annual fishermans wharf merchants association dinner and silent auction. this is 8 already, so this is their eighth anniversary. this year, the restaurant out at the end of pier 39. it will begin at 7:00 p.m. as i said, thursday, february 10. the merchants association is honoring the family for their contributions to the rich history of fisherman's wharf. as you may recall, mr. simmons was very connected with pier 39 and very much involved in the development of pier 39, and his family currently owns and operates the restaurants, so it is a big loss to see him pass away. we look forward to remembering him. finally, a former port staffer, nick larocca passed away. he was only 64. as you may recall, it was not that long ago that he retired from the port. barely over two years. he has unf
SFGTV
Mar 20, 2011 10:00pm PDT
to be in securing the right to host america's cup. i was one of its earliest supporters in trying to rally the city family from the board in recognizing, i think, the benefits of us pursuing the america's cup vigorously and proud of the fact that we were able to do so collectively. i also made it clear that in the course of that pursuit, that this be a deal unlike any other for san francisco city and county and, frankly, for the bay area because of our leadership in pursuing this deal, that we are obligated in making sure that process and the governance of how this deal is to be transacted is really beyond approach in its integrity and the fact that transparency and the integrity of that transparency would always remain intact. so i think it is only fitting that because of changes that occurred between december 15 and 31st, the public has yet to benefit from a full understanding as to what the gains, the losses, the liabilities or obligations are potentially of any of those alterations of the original deal. i thank the budget analyst and his staff for working diligently to provide us with what has
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2011 2:30pm PDT
america's cup with literally and physically be implemented next year and in 2013. i very much support and encourage as many of those conversations as we can have. this is just the beginning of the conversation, but i have many neighborhood associations, merchants, and residents in my district and i know throughout the city that have questions and concerns, and i look forward to those concerns being vetted and dealt with in due course so that when the big event comes, we will be ready as a city to welcome the entire world to it. my apologies -- because of the link of the prior items on twitter, i unfortunately have to go, but i know we are in very good hands with all our colleagues who are here to discuss this, and i look forward to further conversation about it. supervisor chu: thank you. supervisor campos. supervisor campos: thank you all for being here. i look forward to presentations by staff. let me begin by underscoring what i think every supervisor who has looked at the issue of the america's cup has said, which is that we want to be supportive of this event happening in
SFGTV
Mar 24, 2011 9:30pm PDT
. why was that decision made? >> that was part of the america's cup -- what we call the america's cup 34 program. there will be a spectator area at the start and finish line of the race. so that is for the beginning and end of the race. it is a beautiful area out there, and i think it gives the court some opportunity for future use of that space. -- it gives the port some opportunity for future use of that space. >> that dovetails into questions i had about some complementary use with the america's cup. are there any aspects of design that would make sense to incorporate, either for america's cup or not, as the case may be? >> regarding accommodating the america's cup, the project is being accelerated to accommodate america's cup, and the shed at the end of pier 27, the remainder which we did not anticipate falling down, is being removed for the spectator function, and squaring off of that historical structure had already been compromised back in the 1960's when the the shed for 27 was added on. it is being squared off in a matter that we hope to be consistent with the secretary's standa
SFGTV
Mar 5, 2011 10:30pm PST
. supervisor avalos: i appreciate the sort of high- level response. do you want to speak to the america's cup? >> the america's cup project, the city entered the agreement on december 31. we are in the process of conducting analysis pursuant to the california environmental quality act. that will not be a project until we have completed seqa and got the other permits. . two ways to think about employment with respect to the america's cup. it will generate much money in economic activity. the planned timeline is 2013 for races. projections are that of $1.4 billion in economic activity will yield many new jobs regionally. that is an awful lot of jobs in the short amount of time. a lot of that as private sector activity. the city will not have a contractual or similar hook to try to control health local hire it fits into that purely private sector activity. there is a lot of activity planned on the port property either in the form of construction activity and through the new leases. the america's cup authority will be leasing 8 piers and two acres for hosting the event. we would be looking to the
SFGTV
Mar 9, 2011 12:00pm PST
. the winner of the 33rd america's cup arrived at pier 80 on february 28. it arrived from spain. but in addition, it arrived on the star and it carried 35 containers and a 223 ft wing sail mast. so, the containers and parts of the boat are sitting down at pier 80. operated by metro supports it will serve as the logistical headquarters for article racing. pier 8 the is the only terminal in california able to handle containers of heavy lift cargo and breakable bulk simultaneously. this was a point of entry for the boat. the port and san francisco, the city, will play host to the 34th america's cup, scheduled to be held in 2013. we would also like to announce the grand opening of the cornelia's restaurant. many of you will remember it as the old world trade club. it is behind us at the end of the pier. it opened last week. the management team is the same management team that managed cornelia by the day. it will be open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour. it will also be available for banquet rooms and special laments. they feature american continental traditions and dim sum specialt
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2011 10:00am PDT
over the america's cup. it is the authority of the chair to make the changes if the chair sees fit, and it is understandable, but in this particular case, by us not knowing until we came here that this was being moved up, and that the representative body of the chief executive's office is helping administer both of america's cup and the twitter deal in itself, it would have been, i think, more thoughtful and considerate of letting us know in advance that the schedule was being adjusted for this. you know that we have people coming later in the hearing because the hearing on america's cup would take more time as well, and it comes preceding the twitter deal that is now before us right now. it does not look right, but we understand that based on the critical process, that authority can be exercised. i would ask those in charge to reconsider taking this out of order. whoever did make that request of taking this out of order should have at least had, i think, the basic courtesy of informing me and my office, since we are the one who commissioned the america's cup report, and yet, we we
SFGTV
Feb 28, 2011 10:00pm PST
employment with respect to the america's cup. it will generate much money in economic activity. the planned timeline is 2013 for races. projections are that of $1.4 billion in economic activity will yield many new jobs regionally. that is an awful lot of jobs in the short amount of time. a lot of that as private sector activity. the city will not have a contractual or similar hook to try to control health local hire it fits into that purely private sector activity. there is a lot of activity planned on the port property either in the form of construction activity and through the new leases. the america's cup authority will be leasing 8 piers and two acres for hosting the event. we would be looking to the new lease agreements that will come to the board of supervisors as a means of meeting some of these first source requirements. the venue also includes a local hire plan. we will be working with oewd to figure out how to give more definition to the job opportunities for people. thank you. supervisor avalos: i know we will have a more involved during in the budget committee in a couple of wee
SFGTV
Mar 3, 2011 12:00pm PST
and money to keep african-americans and get some back in here. this is america and you cannot do it for free. that is what mary would tell you. she would give you her favorite line right now. she would say -- let's make sure that we do not have different strokes for different folks. anyone remember that? let's make sure that everybody is treated fairly. to treat those -- you have got to give them more than you have given the other folks or they will never catch up. that is just the reality of life. that is just the reality of running the race we are in called life. we are excited. we want is not to be the end of the last project in the western addition. it may be the last thing that the redevelopment agency pays for, but it is not the last of the work that we have to do in the west of the city. to bring charity and to bring people the kind of life that they deserve. i will say it. i am through. i hope i am not to offensive. i really want to say this and i hope that you can get it. the reality of life is that white people in san francisco are too comfortable for black people to be doing as ba
SFGTV
Mar 5, 2011 9:30pm PST
's bring up contemporary examples. we just secured the rights to the america's cup. one would think that mandatory local hiring would help us ensure that the notion of the america's cup would secure in local hiring strategy. but it does not. it is not inclusive of pork projects. is that correct? >> that is correct. the only opportunity there is the leasing agreements the city would enter into where a first source would be subject to the lease. supervisor avalos: a fallback is that mandatory local hiring does not have a statutory rees reached reached. first source is the lever to try to exact local work force hiring and training agreements. subtracting from port jurisdiction, would it make sense for us to figure out a legislative enhancement that does the same thing as public works construction but also includes some of the port for a project like america's cup? we're talking about 1000 jobs. others say more. others say less. would that be to our advantage to try to secure that agreement to make sure that those jobs go locally? >> from owd's perspective, the idea of local jobs genera
SFGTV
Mar 8, 2011 2:30am PST
neighborhoods in the northeast waterfront associated with the potential and upcoming america's cup, are there the challenges of the ceqa and anything along the waterfront that basically becomes a stumbling block for what is a timeline that has a deadline that has no need for a hiccup? >> this is an excellent point. of course, the city is embarking on environmental review for activities related to the america's cup, not being intimately familiar with what the proposal is or what the level of review is, i can't speak to the details, but certainly we are compelled again under state law to examine the range of potential impacts, if there are any, from the america's cup and prepare a suitable document. i would say that experience would suggest that whatever level of review, whatever document is produced would be subject to review by third parties. my colleagues in other agencies may speak to later, there are avenues for appeal to the board of supervisors and subsequent opportunities to revisit the issue through the courts. with respect to the northeast waterfront, my apologies, i'm not
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2011 3:30pm PDT
in the short term, the interim basis between the america's cup 34 occurs and when long-term use may occur, your answer to that is that that is not something that is unusual. the portis does short-term leases, -- the port the short- term leases. -- upwards does short-term leases -- the port does short- term leases. in terms of liabilities and obligations, you do not see that, but what could change is the revenues, and that is not really the same vein as a change in material obligations -- that is not really the same thing? >> given the bid and scarcity of parking in this area. chair chu: ok, thank you. supervisor campos? supervisor campos: 80. let me begin by saying i have a lot of russett but. chicks' thank you. let me begin by saying i have a lot of respect -- thank you. let me begin by saying i have a lot of respect. there are people who do not want to see the america's cup come to san francisco or come to fruition, that we are providing some ammunition to present a legal challenge here, but i do think that this is that reasonable minds can disagree about whether or not material changes were
SFGTV
Mar 22, 2011 8:00am PDT
and was needed to bring the america's cup to san francisco, whether they could reasonably conclude that it satisfied those -- that three-prong test. the ultimate question of materiality and liabilities is essentially a factual determination, based on a factual analysis and a business assessment rendered by the port and the mayor's office with respect to the totality of the changes, and the role of the opposition is to determine whether or not there was a reasonable basis for the negotiators -- and the role of the office is to determine whether or not there was a reasonable basis. supervisor campos: if i may, i do not want to belabor this point, but going back to the question that supervisor mirkarimi asked about , so the new, revised agreement basically sets -- asked about, so the new, revised agreement basically sets -- four square foot -- per square foot, the agreement that was approved makes clear that what we approved was rents be set on an appraisal, and that is different, and the reason why i voted? for setting -- why i voted for setting rent based on appraisal was to make su
SFGTV
Mar 17, 2011 4:00am PDT
reimbursement by the america's cup organizing committee. the direct reimbursements should not be part of this proposed mou. there is a limitation on the amount that would be transferred from the general fund. and our estimate is to put a threshold. there would be a 10% contingency over the three years. finally, we request the comptroller and the port to amend the -- and all the provisions relating to appear 27. we consider approval for this to be a policy decision. this is between our suggestions to allow the comptroller and the port to make amendments. >> thank you very much. is there anything that you would add? >> thank you. only that we appreciate the work. we agree with the recommendations. >> why don't we open this up for public comment? >> public comment is closed. so, we have the reimbursement and payment in lieu of rent that we have complemented -- contemplated before. this spells out what we mean in terms of a definition of what the loss would be. those are pretty reasonable calculations and a pretty reasonable formula. from my understanding, the port agrees with the budget
SFGTV
Mar 25, 2011 2:00pm PDT
our discussions with noble americas, and shell is marin's supplier, delivering a greater portfolio mix than we otherwise get from pg&e. we will be utilizing the contract from work that we have as the starting point with shell, working through issues coming up in the discussions there. we've had numerous all-day sessions, constant contact with shell, and continue to make progress there. we're very glad having the assistance of both the city attorney and our lafco colleagues. as i mentioned, we are also thinking about working with a noble americas, as the provider of back-office support, and noble americas has been providing this service for marin in concert with shell. on a parallel track, we're working on an rfp for the development of a generation resources, looking at existing city policy as the guide for that. with a clear preference for in city renewables and combined heat and power projects. we want these resources to tie their online dates and outputs and profile to what the portfolio will ultimately negotiate with shell, to make sure those are all lined. a quick update with a pol
SFGTV
Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm PST
the 34th america's cup and the infrastructure investment that would be made at some of the port facilities as well as another reason why the plan was delayed, was because we through this under inspection program -- we were finally able to meet with the puc only about a week and a half ago to determine how we might work with them to use some of their assets to help us take care of this problem. i will expand on each of those briefly. the america's cup is $55 million. infrastructure where it is mostly 30, 32, and 37, although i'm not sure it is completely nailed down at this point. we reported experiencing some loss of revenue bonds capacity. we are in an ongoing conversation with the city's capital planning committee about how we can replace that. this makes a strong argument for us to be included in general obligation bonds. unlike the 2008 bonds, which were the first time we were ever included in city-wide gm bonds. the puc has agreed to assist us with $34 million in financing. a lot of that, we are hoping -- we hope that it is most of that, actually -- will be tied into the ey
SFGTV
Mar 7, 2011 12:00pm PST
the same thing as public works construction but also includes some of the port for a project like america's cup? we're talking about 1000 jobs. others say more. others say less. would that be to our advantage to try to secure that agreement to make sure that those jobs go locally? >> from owd's perspective, the idea of local jobs generated out of the america's cup was high on everyone's priority list. our interest is to continue to work with the port to figure out better mechanisms. those opportunities will be generated not just by construction. there will be opportunities across the board. we want to have a system in place to match the needs of san francisco workers with the needs of an employer to try to make that linkage as strong as we can. supervisor avalos: the teeth is not in any legislation we have the requires that level of compliance on mandatory local hiring. >> that is correct. supervisor avalos: that is as it relates to any port project. in this case we're talking about america's cup. redevelopment is also similar to port. that is also not included in that particular law. is
SFGTV
Mar 17, 2011 2:00am PDT
the bid for the 34th america's cup for the city. right before the board acted on december 14, we did have a short series of discussions, first by phone, and later in person, with representatives of the event authority. the night before, as a matter of fact. the night before the 14th, we sat down with representatives of the team, and we negotiated a few changes to the northern waterfront alternative, and we came and presented those changes as proposed amendments to the full board. but again, we emphasize at that time that we did not have the teams agreement. -- the team's agreement. it was, i think, quite gratifying for city staff that the board unanimously supported the proposed bid. there was a signing ceremony that was held here in city hall that was pretty exciting as well. and what followed that was really a series of negative stories in major media outlets where the event authority -- major representatives of the event authority were criticizing the city for its bid, and that the bid fell short. maybe one of the more compelling quotations was that the city was holding on by its finge
SFGTV
Mar 24, 2011 9:00pm PDT
design of the new terminal, the board of supervisors approved the city's bid to host the 34th america's cup in san francisco. this presented a win-win situation for the project. under the host and the new agreement, america's cup event authority will be responsible for the demolition of pier 27, 29, and relocation of the shore power system. the city would then construct the court and shell of the cruise terminal. subject to completion of environmental review under ceqa, certification of the final environmental impact report, and approval of the america's cup 34 project by the end of 2011, the first phase of the site work would commence in early 2012 and consist of demolition of pier 27, the north part of pier 29, and finally, construction of the core and shell of the terminal building. the ac 34 event would be the first of several special events to help fund the project. after a conclusion, the port would begin the second phase to build up the remaining building, which includes the border patrol, the security room, the security systems, like you have in the airport, the screening and
SFGTV
Mar 15, 2011 2:00pm PDT
language. america, wake up -- i am talking to you by english language. america, wake up. it is bad for us if we have the same earthquake, like we had in japan. 10,000 people have been disappeared. they lost everything, cars, whatever they have. our friends, our families, supervisors. such as john avalos, jane kim, and others, and i would like to see -- that she fire -- let us see what they are going to do, mr. john avalos and ms. jane kim. this is a time to teach us what we can do to help my neighbor. i need help. i need your help. other people began. children, people older than me. john avalos, i talk to you at this moment because you are very close to me. we would like to handle that problem suint -- soon or later and for the supervisors to try to do -- and training. in your district, how we can help each other. the people lost their lives because they do not know what to do, or they do something wrong, but if we have a player, maybe we can save other people. -- if we have a planned, maybe we can save other people. -- if we have a plan. [bell] president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >>
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